Tag: Widow/Widower



The Christmas Prayer by Wanda E. Brunstetter – Book Review, Preview

The Christmas Prayer by Wanda E. Brunstetter – Book Review, Preview

  Six adults join forces to travel to California by wagon. Each has a different goal in mind in this short historical novel.  Cynthia’s journaling is used to share many details of the trek, though many of the characters lend their voice in describing the journey. Other than the diary […]


Sarah’s Smile by Dawn Kinzer – Book Review, Preview

Sarah’s Smile by Dawn Kinzer – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
September 14, 2018
Book Reviews

There he sits, patiently watching. Waiting. Hopeful. Confident. This affectionate cat knows that I don’t feed him first and he is okay with that. Despite having to be second, once I’m done feeding Felix, he hurries over to me and rubs and rubs and rubs. And boinks his head against […]



This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller – Book Review, Preview

This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller – Book Review, Preview

I admit I was a little worried. After all, blizzards are the kinds of things that movies and stories are made from. Can’t see a thing in front of you. Get lost going from the house to the barn and freeze to death. Are you kidding? This Southern California girl […]


Minding the Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher – Book Review, Preview

Minding the Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher – Book Review, Preview

Parceled out to friends and relatives, my sisters and I were separated from our parents and each other for several weeks. You see, my dad had been invited to Australia to teach at the University there and he took my mom along with him. I was fortunate to be able […]


Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter – Book Review, Preview

Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter – Book Review, Preview

People who know my husband and me often comment on how different we are and how they never would have pictured us together. While I am outgoing, optimistic, and, dare I say, effervescent, my dear husband is very much an introvert and tends to be more calm and serious. I […]



Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof – Book Review, Preview

Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof – Book Review, Preview

“You don’t have enough faith.” “If you had enough faith, then God would heal you.” I hurt as I heard the words my Aunt Sally’s “friends” and fellow churchgoers had spoken to her related to the cancer that was eating away at her body. As if she could manufacture the […]